16th edition of the International Conference on Solid Films and Surfaces
1-6 July 2012
Faculty of Architecture of the University of Genoa, Genoa (Italy)
2012.11.08 Proceedings of ICSFS16 are now available on line.
2012.10.31 Updated Photogallery of the conference.

The 16th edition of the International Conference on Solid Films and Surfaces has been a great success thanks to all the people who contributed to it: the advisory board and the programme committee, the organizers, the Institutions who gave their patronage, the exhibitors, the sponsors and obviously the speakers and the participants.

The conference was attended by 249 participants coming from all over Europe, America, Africa and Asia. One third of them were students. They contributed to a rich and wide programme composed of 5 plenary, 27 invited talks, 136 oral presentation and 65 poster contributions, divided into 14 sessions. The one on Optical Properties as well as the conference were dedicated to the memory of Prof. Rodolfo del Sole. We had moreover an interesting exhibition of the equipment produced by 11 companies active for our research.

The conference was held under the Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, of the Region Liguria, and of Provincia, Comune, and Chamber of Commerce of Genoa. Six further sponsors helped us economically.

The conference is in debt with the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Genoa and with his Dean Prof. Stefano Musso for the hospitality granted to us and with the responsible of the Technical Services Fulvio Capolupo who together with the other personnel of the Faculty granted a smooth carrying out of the conference.

Finally, a particular thank must go to dr. Mariachiara Lupi, in charge of the scientific secretariat, and to Michela Tizzani, in charge of the organizational secretariat for Promoest.

The next appointment will be in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. I wish to the next chairman Prof. Carlos Achete a great success and hope to meet you all there for learning about the new and exciting developments of our research field.

Prof. Mario Agostino Rocca

Conference Chair.